National Leader's Library

National Leader's Library, Nur-Sultan: Address, Phone Number, National Leader's Library Reviews: 4/5

National Leader's Library
4

Top ways to experience similar attractions


4.0
10 reviews
Excellent
4
Very good
4
Average
2
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Edin Krnic
Tuzi, Montenegro3 084 contributions
Modern
Mar 2019 • Solo
Very modern library in center of Astana and near presidential palace. Summer time is the best to visit this place
Written 27 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elaman
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan148 contributions
Surprisingly interesting
Feb 2018 • Couples
This building is more like museum. There are a lot of gift souvenirs that were presented to President Nazarbeyev. Indeed it is not a library you go and take books to read - it is the placce where some events are held.
Written 1 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD6 916 contributions
Architectural wonder by Norman Foster
Sep 2018 • Couples
Finding the Presidential Palace closed, we walked 1.3 km south, passing the uniquely designed Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall, to this "Searchlight" looking building. It was designed by the Norman Foster group, famous for its London landmark, "The Gherkin". Luckily, the door opened to the security guard who entered our passports, then motioned us to cross the parking lot and up the ramp to the 2014 Nazarbayeu Center. Here another guard met us at the door and made known we only had permission to visit the exhibits on the 2nd and 3rd floor, a small part of the 7 acre floor space.
The vast entry hall opens to seven floors of curving balconies below the net-like grid of the dome glass ceiling. After seeing the Tribute Hall to the Olympic Achievements, we crossed the mosaic marble floor, passing by the president's seated sculpture, to the elevators.
On the 3rd floor, we strolled the circular balcony passing photos of the president with international leaders, a display of Korans, his personal collection of foreign classics and a nook with gifted books. The 2nd floor displayed Alexandr Vinokurov's bike from Team Astana, museum quality gifts from throughout the world; chess sets, bronze sculptures, and weaponry to include 17th C Samurai armor, 19th C English dueling pistols, and all types of long guns.
We felt very privileged getting access as in our 1 hour visit, we saw only 2 other small parties being escorted. We were not disturbed by the roaming guards and later were surprised to be welcomed by an English speaking director. Wonderful free visit.
Written 1 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marja D
The Netherlands208 contributions
Unfortunately it was closed
Sep 2017 • Friends
On the outside it is a very interesting building, and when you peep through the windows you want to enter it. But I was not allowed to (a doorman stopped me): it was closed to the public. Pity!
Written 26 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nicolasj
Angleur, Belgium147 contributions
Absolute highlight
Jun 2017 • Solo
This building is a class of its own. It has a nowhere else to be seen futuristic architecture, outside and inside. There is indeed strict access control, but I visited with an official guide and was treated to a top private visit. The glass coupola is jaw dropping, and so are the exhibits inside.
I did not visit the building for its 'library' function, but I rather spend time on the exposition of gifts received by the president. Allthough that is a strange concept for me, the gifts were in fact works of art of world class, much more interesting then you would think. They are also perfectly presented in a very clean and luxurious surrounding. At the time of my visit there was an extra photographic exhibition on the impressive nature of Kazakhstan.
At the gate there is a first security check. Then when entering the building, a second check. Before this metal detector, lockers are availble to secure bags, mobile phones, cameras, ... (nothing can be brought inside).

This building might not be a classical tourist attraction, but if you would have the possibility to visit, I woild highly recommend it.
Written 9 July 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

joseimfigueira
Geneva, Switzerland305 contributions
Interesting architecture, difficult access.
May 2017 • Business
The space is not open to the public, fortunately I was invited to an event. There is a nice collection of memorabilia and the space is used for mid-size events. You can only enter upon invitation.
Written 3 May 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about National Leader's Library


Restaurants near National Leader's Library: View all restaurants near National Leader's Library on Tripadvisor